The decision by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to re-collate and adopt the governorship election results from Tafawa Balewa Local Government Area, has been rejected by the All Progressive Congress (APC).
Expressing its displeasure over the decision by INEC at a Press Conference in Bauchi on Saturday, the party stated that the action taken by the electoral body was null and void.
According to Alhaji Uba Ahmed Nana, the state chairman of the party, the position taken by INEC contravened the provisions of the Electoral Act 2010 as amended.
Nana said; “Considering the letters and spirit of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (1999 as amended), and the INEC Guidelines for 2019 General Elections, ONLY THE COURTS AND NOT INEC, CAN reverse any decision taken at the Collation Center by the Returning Officer appointed for that purpose.
After cancelling the supplementary governorship elections, INEC said an approval for the resumption, conclusion and announcement of the result of the Tafawa Balewa Local Government in relation to the Governorship election has been given.